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 for sharp-set
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sharp-set \Sharp"-set`\, a.
     Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by
     keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The town is sharp-set on new plays.      --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sharp-set
      adj 1: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food
             and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and
             ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory
             enemy" [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set,
             starved, esurient]

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